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21 October 2019 01:10

Pakistan: Tausende fordern bessere

 

The union at the Suki Kinari hydro power construction project in Northern Pakistan has taken preliminary strike action, beginning on 17 October, demanding their employer implements minimum protections under the labour law and pay legal benefits for terminated workers. Weiterlesen...


20 October 2019 05:03

In late July, the Brazilian government announced a review of the 36 occupational health and safety regulatory standards (NRs) that rules worksites in Brazil. According to the government, the proposal aims to “flexibilize” and “modernize” these norms. The trade union movement is concerned that this revision will result in weaker norms and therefore less safety at the workplace.Weiterlesen...


20 October 2019 04:39

10-12 October: The Intergremial Association of Construction and Wood Workers of Colombia (INTERGREMIAL) held its first Workshop entitled: “Youth and Women Build the Future”, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.Weiterlesen...


20 October 2019 03:30

13 October: After 11 days of social struggle led by indigenous groups, trade unionists, peasants, and the broader civil society, Ecuador can finally celebrate the end of repression and violence. The Negotiating Commission composed of the Indigenous Movement, Social Groups (among them trade unionists from all over the country) and the Government achieved the repeal of Decree 883 in Ecuador.Weiterlesen...


20 October 2019 03:05

13 October: After fifteen days of trade union struggle, unity and regional solidarity prevailed. SINTEC/FETRACOMA, a BWI affiliate organization in Chile, announced the end of its indefinite strike against STRABAG at the Alto Maipo Hydroelectric Project.Weiterlesen...


17 October 2019 13:59

The BWI released a scientific study entitled, “National and International Impact of Digitalization on Workers in Construction”.Weiterlesen...


17 October 2019 11:45

Workers at Wendt Corporation, a plant based in Buffalo New York succeeded in winning their two-year fight for a collective bargaining agreement. The workers joined the Ironworkers Union (Local 576) in 2017 and they have been battling the management for its first contract. Finally, this past August the union and the management agreed to an agreement after nearly 60 sessions of negotiations. During the negotiations the Wendt management harassed union members and threatened to lay-off workers.

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17 October 2019 10:19

Interview carried out by Estefanilla.Weiterlesen...


16 October 2019 21:51

For the fourth time in two years, the Community Leaders Forum (CLF) on Workers’ Welfare was convened jointly by Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and BWI on 8 October 2019. The fourth CLF was specifically geared to the concerns and issues impacting African migrant communities in Qatar. Weiterlesen...